The spread and unprecedented impact of the new coronavirus has revealed a wide range of vulnerabilities that human society should overcome as a human community. We are concerned that this pandemic poses a threat to the peace and security of humankind, and in order to overcome it, we need to aim at restoring multilateralism and building new global governance for conflict and disaster prevention.
May the New Year bring Peace and Stability to the Global Society and Good Health and Happiness to You. (Sukehiro Hasegawa)
In Switzerland, concerts are held in magnificent auditoriums but also outdoors for villagers to attend and hear. Here is one of the concerts just held in the town of Wadenswil I went yesterday. About 100 people came and, alas, most of them turned out to be more than 60 years old. It`s an aging society here just like Japan. But, Switzerland is accepting foreigners who now constitute more than 30 percent of the population.
UN Geneva Chief of Staff David Chikvaidze recalls the difficulty encountered in Georgia’s gaining its membership in the United Nations as the dramatic events of 1991-92 in Tbilisi had left a bad impression in key capitals.